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Technical Textile Markets
Issue 63:
4th quarter 2005

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Editorial: Customisation and Safety Provide New Potential for Automotive Textiles
Technical textile markets: anti-static technology in performance apparel, 4th quarter 2005 (21 pages)
The world nonwovens industry: part 3 -- 20 medium sized producers, 1st quarter 2006 (53 pages)
Global market for smart fabrics and interactive textiles, 4th quarter 2005 (21 pages)
Narrow Woven Fabrics in Technical Textiles to 2010 (21 pages)

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Technical textile markets: anti-static technology in performance apparel, 4th quarter 2005

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Everyday electric shocks from static electricity are a common occurrence and generally pose little risk to the human body. However, static electricity is a critical issue in the electronics industry where it causes an estimated US$5 bn worth of damage each year to electronic devices. A sudden discharge of static electricity can also cause fires or explosions in some environments.

As people are the greatest source of static charge in the workplace, anti-static measures such as protective clothing are required in these environments. Significantly, workwear is the largest market for antistatic apparel and within this area the largest consumer is the electronics and computer industry. Anti-static performance apparel is a highly specialised market but few companies specialise solely in anti-static fibres or yarns. Some service the whole anti-static or electrostatic discharge (ESD) market with products which include workbenches, flooring, packaging and garments. More commonly, fabric or apparel firms which target the workwear or protective wear market include one or more anti-static products in their range. Many flame-retardant fabrics also have an anti-static capability.

Anti-static apparel is generally worn over normal clothes and can be groundable or non-groundable. Most electronics firms choose groundable garments. The most common way to confer anti-static properties on a fabric is to incorporate conductive fibres. Common conductive elements used in fabrics include carbon, copper, silver, stainless steel or metallic salts. The choice of conductive product will partly depend on the end use and the required level of static protection.

The outlook for the global anti-static apparel market is good. As more consumer products incorporate technology, so an increasing number of manufacturers will need anti-static clothing. But, in common with the textile industry in general, much of the growth may be in Asia.

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Technical Textile Markets provides intelligence, analysis and insight on the global man-made fibre, nonwoven and technical textile industries.
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Each issue contains data and expert analysis on key industry topics, including: automotive technical textiles; biopolymers; chemical protective textiles; circularity; composites; e-textiles; environmental sustainability; filter media; flame resistant fabrics; glass fibre; graphene; Industry 4.0; insulation; medical textiles; military textiles; nonwoven specialities; personal protective equipment (PPE); synthetic fibre; and wearable technology.

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